Kasoy or Kasuy (also spelled casoy or casuy) are edible “nuts” of the cashew tree, which is native to Brazil.
A “nut” is attached to what looks like a “fruit” (cashew apple) but botanically speaking the nut is the main fruit and the pear-shaped cashew apple is a pseudofruit.
The cashew apple may be eaten, but because it bruises easily, it is not transported to faraway markets. It is the cashew nut that is roasted for mass consumption.
Scientific name: Anacardium occidentale or Anacardium curatellifolium
The province of Palawan is known for being the Philippines’ top producer of cashew nuts. More than ninety percent of the country’s cashew trees can be found in Palawan.